Top Aussie Slang Words (Accent) Explained: A Complete Guide


Students want to know the most popular Australian accent and slang words.


If you are an international student planning to study in Australia, the Australian accent words (slang) below will help you get through everyday life and avoid confusion. Don’t worry! You’ll soon be used to the Aussie English.


Someone who has stayed in Australia knows Australian English is more than just an accent. It consists of unique Aussie expressions, phrases and slang terms. Australian English has become its language.


Aussies do not pronounce the entire word. They make words sound as short as possible, like speaking through clenched teeth.


Choosing Australia as a study destination will help you significantly improve your English language proficiency, including some of the Aussie slang terms/phrases mentioned above.


Here’s a list of the most common and popular Australian (Aussie) accent words, slang and acronyms used in Australia:



Words Used to Express Yourself


Jelly Jealous
Aggro Angry
Totes Totally
Heaps A lot/ very
Full on Wild/ Intense
Play it by ear Decide as you go
No worries It’s OK/ Don’t worry about it
______ as Here you can use words like Tired as, Busy as or Awesome as.
To understand the speaker, you can cut the word ‘as’ and replace it with ‘very’ in the front. This will help you to get what the speaker means to say.
Average/Ordinary You need to be careful when using these words as they can sound
like an insult, signifying that something is of poor quality.
Try hard Someone who tries too hard to please others or is annoyingly enthusiastic.
She’ll be right It’ll be fine



Words Used when Eating or Going Out


Kiwi A New Zealander (but also a bird or a fruit)
Cuppa A hot beverage
Flat white Coffee with cream or milk
Macca’s Mcdonald's
Sanga Sandwich
Jell-O Jelly
Stubbie A bottle of beer
Durry Cigarette
Vegies Vegetables
Spud A potato
Snag Sausage
Goon Cheap wine in a bag
Avo Avocado
Barbie BBQ
Brekkie Breakfast
Bikkie A biscuit
Chemist Pharmacy/Drug store
Dunny Toilet
Bucks Dollars
Bottle-o Liquor store
Grog run A trip to go and buy alcohol
Esky Ice cooler
Petrol Gas
Knock To criticise something
Arvo The afternoon
Straya Australia
Footy Football
Mate Friend
Pokies Poker Machine
Budgie Smuggler A pair of speedos
Mozzie Mosquito
Skull To drink something quickly in one go
Servo Gas station/Service station
Hungry Jacks/HJs Burger King
Woop Woop Used to indicate a place far away
Shout A round of drinks paid for by a particular person
EFTPOS Machine for electronic payments.
Its full form is- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
ATM Electronic Banking Outlet/ Teller Machine.
Its full form is- Automatic Teller Machine



Words Used at School


Rubber Eraser
Uni University
Pacer Refillable/Mechanical pencil
Wag To skip class
Biro Pen
Mobile/Mobes Cell phone
Zed The letter ‘Z’
Reckon Figure/Think/Assume
Dodgy Suspicious/Poor quality/ Not reliable
How good is that? That’s good
How’s it going/How ya going How are you?


Words Used at The Workplace


Lift Elevator
Reach out Get into contact with
Bludger A lazy person
FYI For Your Information
ASAP As Soon As Possible
Fair go A fair chance
Moving forward Moving on to the next thing/Thinking about the future
Whinger Someone who complains a lot
Sickie A day off work due to illness
Call it a day To complete what you’re doing
Give someone a holler/ a bell To call someone on the phone
Ta Thank you


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